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In the Eyes of the Beholder

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by Judith Sarah Schmidt PhD “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, (hu)man will have … Continue reading

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The Secret: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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by Alexis Johnson, PhD  Center for Intentional Living The best-seller, The Secret first came to my attention at the very beginning of this year when a client, a vibrant 70 year old asked me if I had seen it. When … Continue reading

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Capacity for Creation and Destruction

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CAPACITY FOR CREATION AND DESTRUCTION by Judith Sarah Schmidt PhD. When I was a young mother during the Vietnam War, I carried my daughter on my shoulders in the peace marches; we would sing: ‘all we are saying is give … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek: Thoughts on the Act of Creation

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HIDE AND SEEK: THOUGHTS ON THE ACT OF CREATION By Judith Sarah Schmidt, Ph.D. I first saw Irena on a video tape brought back from a Romanian orphanage by her prospective adoptive mother. She showed me the tape because of … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Face

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JUDITH SARAH SCHMIDT PhD Have you ever observed a baby as it finds the face of its mother? How intent it is as it lingers there, drinks deeply with its eyes the eyes of her, the smile of her? The … Continue reading

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Hope and Resilience

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Hope and Resilience by Judith Sarah Schmidt, PhD. “Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all” –Emily Dickinson The taproot of the capacity for hope … Continue reading

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Shame and the Capacity for Self-Reflection

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Shame and the Capacity for Self-Reflection by Alexis Johnson, Ph.D. Only in an open, nonjudgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we’re not all caught up in our own version of reality … Continue reading

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The Power of the Father

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by Alexis Johnson, Ph.D. During the fall of 2002, the Washington DC area was terrorized by a string of deadly sniper attacks. The culprits have turned out to be two men: a 42 year old American black veteran of the … Continue reading

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Helping With Shock Trauma

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HELPING WITH SHOCK TRAUMA by Alexis Johnson, PhD “..Each man’s death diminishes me, For I am involved in all mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.”                 -John Donne “You can never solve … Continue reading

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Forces to Feelings to Words

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Forces to Feelings to Words Body awareness in the pre-personal world by Alexis Johnson, PhD. You have to be very concentrated while you listen. You have to focus on the practice of listening with all your attention, your whole being: … Continue reading

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